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martha's vineyard, president obama condemned the crackdown by egyptian security forces and announced that the u.s. is canceling joint military exercises planned with egypt next month. president made no mention of u.s. aid to egypt but made clear that the path to democracy for egypt ultimately rests in the hands of the egyptians. >> america cannot determine the future of egypt. that's a task for the egyptian people. we don't take sides with any particular party or political figure. i know it is tempting inside of egypt to blame the united states or the west or some other outside actor for what's gone wrong. that kind of approach will do nothing to help egyptians achieve the future that they deserve. we want egypt to succeed. we want a peaceful, democratic, prosperous egypt. that's our interest. >> joining me today, political editor and white house correspondent at "the huffington post," sam stein. "washington post" columnist jonathan capehart, founder and editor at large, charlie senate, jon meacham author of "thomas jefferson -- the art of power." joining us now from cairo, nbc news
, the casting call is already out. while the president vacations in martha's vineyard, the white house continues to fend off criticism from within his own party from one potential nominee of the chair of the federal reserve. larry summers. or the man described by one former colleague as someone you sometimes feel like smacking. after a capitol hill meeting in which he scolded congressional democrats for their criticism of summers, last week president obama continued his not really promotional larry summers promotional campaign. >> i think the perception that mr. summers might have an inside track simply had to do with attacks that i was hearing on mr. summers preemptively which is sort of a standard washington exercise that i don't like. >> but even after some scolding from the white house, senate majority leader harry reid remained highly skeptical of summerers as fed chief, saying ultimately it will be so divisive within the caucus it may not be worth it. further complicating summers' chances is a new bloomberg poll of economists that find a majority believe that janet yellin, not larry summer
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